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legislative power. there will be passing laws until a new parliament takes over next year. even though the president is now relinquishing some power after a newly passed constitution, the council includes 270 members, 90 of whom were appointed over the weekend. >> the upper house continues to pose a problem. it is a sliding majority that raises concerns because we have been looking for important laws that will supplement the constitution. >> the much talked-about demonstration law. they fear it would -- if it has not abated since he took over in june. in a speech on wednesday, the government urged members to focus on laws that will help the country move forward. >> this had been blocked by anti revolutionary forces. i urge you to work on that so we can regain the stolen money inside and out. >> they'll also be addressing the account on wednesday, but the opposition has maintained that they need guarantees, not just words. >> there has been another high- profile defections, the commander of the military police has left the president without his government. they say they turn to gangs of
in blockades and are making laws that no more than five people can gather. the government is very wary about what is going to happen next. >> russia has invited the officers of the syrian national coalition for parks, and is urging president bashar al-assad to do the same. they say russia must first condemn the president before dialogue him take place. russia says the transitional government should be put in place, with bashar al-assad staying in power. >> we have already had dialogue in cairo. we expressed readiness to meet with them, and are still ready. as we understand, they do not have any objection regarding the offer to leave. we are against interference from outside parties in syria. we understand we need a ceasefire. we agreed the geneva convention contains the elements to move forward for political settlement. >> in the caesarian title, schilling has devastated large parts of the city, including a large suburbs. the rebels say they have also made gains in eastern syria. fighters say they have captured this oil field. tens of thousands of mainly sunni iraqis turned out to protest th
of the board into the bull shark's head. >> did a marvelous job. >> the chinese government has approved a law forcing internet users to use their real names. china says the new rules will help prevent rumors from spreading and clamp down on corruption. but on-line freedom advocates say the policy is intended to stifle dissent. robert bride is in hong kong and send this report. >> this is a very controversial regulation which, as you would expect, gained a quick response from internet users themselves. in china, many commenting it takes the internet in a backward move. critics have argued that this will mean that anybody who posts anything controversial, anything the authorities in china do not like, will be this possible for that and face recriminations. the authorities themselves, though, argue this is merely a measure to protect the rights of citizens to keep their personal information on the net to private and also it would stop rumormonger ring, unfounded rumor mongering of which there have been a number of examples in recent times, causing panic and alarm among citizens in china. it also
. they want to impose law. >> it is asylum christmas for this tephra church. exactly one year ago, when people -- catholic church. exactly one year ago, a suicide bomber killed 44 people, and injured scores of others. the healing process has been slow and difficult. many people have left the community never to return for good terror that i am now talking to a man who was in church -- good. i am not talking to a man who was in church that day. >> people have tried their best, but they're still afraid. the mass was not well-attended. but there is fear. [indiscernible] it is a trust. >> thank you and so much. >> thank you very much. >> there is evidence they're having a hard time dealing with the attacks. >> south africa's president says nelson mandela is looking better after two weeks in the hospital. hundreds prayed for the recovery in a christmas mass, and the 94-year-old is said to be responding to treatment for a long infection. -- lung infection. authorities in mexico city have started an exchange program to try to reduce the level of gun- related violence. the gun crime has claimed more th
and to address shortcome information the legal system and law enforcement. >> there is no sense of law and order. unless the citizens are assured of their safety, it is not only the women, but elderly, children, everybody is vulnerable to this crime. >> according to data from the national crime records bureau, reported rape cases have risen 10% from last year. the rape put a spotlight top justice system and the government's inability to deal with the crimes. >> this trial for this case will start on january 3 with daily hearings. this is midnight eastern, 9:00 p.m. pacific. >> the top stories on al jazeera this hour. in afghanistan, a woman in a police uniform shot a u.s. advisor. the killing is thought to be first so-called insider attack by a female. a gunman in the u.s. state of new york set homes on fire and then shot and killed two fire fighters who arrived to put out the blazes. shooter, who had been convicted of killing his grandmother, then committed suicide. the u.n. and arab league's envoy to syria, brahimi, left damascus after a short meeting on monday. he met with assad and urged him
actually broken the law. that is what the states take is thehis and they are the onnot ones who will decide. it will be the supreme court. she is now a well-known politicians' concern of all but in the flotilla. from left to right across the board and politics here last year she was really condemned for her involvement in that. >> we know that you will be following events for us from jerusalem over the next couple days. a woman who was gang raped in india has arrived in singapore for treatment. the 23-year-old student is in hospital now. she was moved from new delhi after a condition worsened. she was thrown from a bus after being attacked on december 16. there have been days of occasionally violent protests by people calling for a crackdown on sex crimes. now more from the indian capital. >> keeping the pressure on the government with calls for the chief minister to resign. hundreds of activists from the right-wing hindu group are demanding action. they want the death penalty for the six suspects arrested following the gang rape of a young woman on december 16. the incident sparked protest
appeasing people saying they would look and new laws and regulations, but at the heart of the issue, it is the whole mind-set. they're members of the assembly who have been charged with rape sitting in government-this has been going on for so long, the fact that women are treated as a sub costs member of society despite the fact that employee had a female prime minister. they're saying, yes, we will try to change the way they as work, but despite all of its rules and regulations, no one should enforce them. >> rebels in the central african republic are reported to be only one town away from the capital. they also want further talks with the african union. the army was forced to retreat as the rebels advanced. the former israeli foreign minister has been indicted for a breach of trust down fraud. he resigned early this month. he denies the accusations and says he will run in the upcoming elections in january but he will be forced to quit if a court barring some guilty. 30 muslims in iraq are continuing demonstrations against the shiia-led government. they are reducing the iraqi gover
oversees all legislation it said the new law was not fair because it applies to individuals and not households. the french prime minister said the government would introduce a new version of the law. >> we will implement measures to respect the commitment of the president of the republic. it will take into account the rejection of the constitutional council and apply the 2013 incomes and will have to be voted. >>> in macedonia, thousands of protesters gathered outside of the headquarters of the right wing ruling party, demanded the prime minister's resignation. the rally is a combination of days of protests that began last week when the opposition was ejected from parliament after a disagreement over next year's budget. we have this report from the capital. >> a march against the government and the capital. but unlike the rest of europe, not against austerity cutbacks. the demonstrators accused the authorities of going on a spending spree which they claim wastes too much of the country's financial resources. instead of doubling their usual christmas or new year's shopping, t
rejected. >> the tax laws won't have an impact on people until they start paying their taxes in earnest. the effect of that will be very mild, very slight. and some of the spending cuts, the -- the executive branch has 30 days to present its plan for putting these cuts into effect so they may not even take effect. so a number of the -- most economists agree that the impact of the fiscal cliff would be severe if it lasted for a period of time with the assumption that they're able to roll it back retroactively. that would give them some time after the first comes around. >> there may be a little bit of a window to find the middle ground. but what is the middle ground after the failure that happened in the house of representatives? does anyone know what the threshold is that is accessible to republicans, let alone to republicans and democrats. >> you know, part of the problem here is that i don't think that the republicans themselves are entirely sure what their own position is. there's quite a lot of anarchy. the president has offered a proposal that include some provisions that are very
with leaders of both parties. >> when adults bury a child, it goes against the laws of nature. these children will never grow to be adults. >> the air side rent is going on now. we are going to -- air siren is going on now. we are going to duck. there's usually about 20 seconds, 15 seconds. >> the new chinese chief is revealed. >> i designed it. >> the expedition to an island of ice that broke off. >> previously, both factions had tried hard to avoid such confrontation. the muslim brotherhood and the opposition are urging supporters on to the same streets on the same day. silence was more than likely -- violence was more than likely. >> these rescuers are doing what they can to reach the villagers who are cut off by the damage done by typhoon bopha. >> everything was washed away. people who live here say that there were not expecting this. -- they were not expecting this. [indiscernible] >> just behind the score, and i can't -- the corner, and i can't peek around it
-terrorism law that only targets us. >> this is a powerful tribal chief in anbar province. his men fought al kida with the help of u.s. forces. he says the government is targeting their forces. >> this is something that will never end. other forces are -- will come >> the deputy prime minister was fortsed -- forced to leave the protest. hilt with rocks and bottles. tense moments followed before his guards took him away. but the focus of the protest was the prime minister and his regional allies. they say iran is supporting the shi'ia-led government. organizers of this protest say they are not going anywhere until their demands are met but the government in baghdad is also hitting back. on saturday, state television showed pictures of detained body guards for the finance minister. it claims they've confessed to charges of their involvement in assassinations and bombings. but no one in this crowd seems to trust the government or its judicial system. that's why the fear of renewed sectarian violence is increasing. >> israel is allowing building materials into gaza for the first time since hamas seiz
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